Koondoola PS students all booked out thanks to donation

Koondola Primary School students Olivia (11), Gloria (11) and Cameron (10) with new donated books. Picture: Marie Nirme
Koondola Primary School students Olivia (11), Gloria (11) and Cameron (10) with new donated books. Picture: Marie Nirme

STUDENTS at Koondoola Primary School have a wider choice of stories, including those written by Roald Dahl and Morris Gleitzman, thanks to a bookshop donation.

The school received $4600 worth of books, which students helped choose, through the Dymocks Children’s Charities (DCC) library regeneration program.

Community fundraising from customers and staff at stores in Joondalup, Karrinyup and Morley raised $2300 to support local literacy initiatives and the charity doubled that amount.

The program aims to promote daily reading for pleasure and to help improve the students’ literacy skills.

New admin building opened at school

EDUCATION and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opened an administration building at Koondoola Primary School recently.

The $1.5 million building replaced one that was not big enough to accommodate all administration staff, bringing them all into one place.

It also houses the school psychologist, who helps migrant students settle into the school, and administration staff of the intensive English centre, which teaches English to students from different language backgrounds.

“The new administration building is now a central point of contact for all Koondoola Primary School parents, making it easier for them to speak with staff, have meetings and seek information,” Ms Ellery said.

“As the entry point to the school, the new building is a welcoming space which is particularly important for the many migrant families in the Koondoola community who are new to WA.”

Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman said the building included meeting rooms for parents and community members to meet with school staff.

“The school is the most culturally diverse in the State and the new administration building provides access to support for newly arrived students all in one place, including a school psychologist to help them transition into the school,” she said.

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